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7 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

Maybe

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

The path must be as accessible as possible for cycling, i.e. wide, quality tarmac.

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

Historically, there was a path between Abernant/Llwyn Road and Cemetery Road and on to Heol Hir. The path through the farm ( Beili Glas Uchaf ) has fallen into disarray and should be reopened properly. The old path allowed travel between Cwmgors, Gwaun Cae Gurwen and Tairgwaith without having to travel along the main road.

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

No

5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?

A connecting cycle or walking path to the Amman Valley Path would be very useful.

8 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

2a) If no, which route assessments do you think are incorrect and why.

The route from GCG to Pontardawe is merely an existing road. And quite dangerous for cycling or walking.

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

A route from GCG to Rhydyfro that is off the road. There is an existing disused rail track that runs for most of the length. I do know that it has permission to re instate rail track. But the creation of a new route following the line, but a safe distance away from possible relaid track, could be achieved without a monumental effort.

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

(As above), an off road route from GCG to Rhydyfro.

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

No

5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?

For walking or cycling the creation of off-road routes should be prioritised.

9 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

Need better links from GCG/Cwmgors to Pontardawe avoiding the A474 as it is busy and dangerous. NPT have let the community down badly as the only other way is over the Barran which isn’t the safest or the long way around Brynamman and Cwmllynfell. As a keen cyclist I have to go in the opposite direction through Carmarthenshire for a safer cycling experience!

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

See previous answer GCG to Pontardawe

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

No

5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?

Please think about all the comments/concerns raised and act on them. Thank you

9 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

No

2a) If no, which route assessments do you think are incorrect and why.

784- no safe crossing point

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

Maybe

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

FR-GCG-C001 - this route would only be useful if it is safe - clearly segregated from venicular traffic. If the intention is to just mark a lane then it would not be enough to make it attractive.

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

No

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

Yes

5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?

General investment in signposting, maintenance, gates and stiles for all footpaths to encourage use by all.

9 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

2a) If no, which route assessments do you think are incorrect and why.

It was always a bit odd just selecting the areas outside the schools as active travel routes, seemed to lack vision and aspiration and community level consultation, mapping where people actually walked. This may well have changed during Covid and had an impact on where people want to walk in the future.

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

Proper off road links separated from vehicles, designed for that form of travek not bolted onto roads still used by cars/lorries

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

The ones that come to mind instantly are the footpaths across the common to the north of New Road connecting to Brynamman Road. These footpaths are very well used, and although surfaced the common is starting to win in places. There are footpaths across the pieces of common on the south side of New Road opposite the fire station and school. These are well-used but could do with some additional paths to make them more logical. Also cycle links needed from GCG down to the riverside path to Ammanford. Connecting up at the moment is hazardous, either down Graig Road which is scary on a bike, or by Neuadd Road, difficult to navigate with so many parked cars at the eastern end and then narrow and well-used by cars for the rest. A route from GCG to Pontadawe outlined is just the main road which has few verges and places to step aside and hazardous to cyclist or walkers- it is not an appropriate Active Travel route, but a walking.cycling route to Pontardawe would be of great benefit to out community. Also restoration/creation of links from GCG/Tairgwaith to Cwmllynfell would help links towards Ystalyfera/ystradgynlais

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

Yes

5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?

Cars and cycles really don't work well together so ther eneeds to be separation. Pedestrains and cyclists have to be given precedence - and may be mobility scooters need to be considered within this as well